Chris Phillips, founding partner of PFS Studio in Vancouver, will receive the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects’ (CSLA) Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded annually to a member of the CSLA whose lifetime achievements and contributions to the profession have had a unique and lasting impact on the welfare of the public and on the environment.
Phillips has directed a diverse range of acclaimed projects ranging from broad-scale community and campus master plans to the design of parks, open spaces, and the public realm of major urban developments.
PFS Studio has received more CSLA design awards than any other firm in Canada, many for projects that Phillips has led.
Central to his design philosophy is the importance of public open space in place-making, as a locus of urban public life and culture, and as an opportunity for ecological diversity. Phillip’s design approach seeks to reflect regional and site context, collaborate with affected communities and civic decision-makers, demonstrate sustainable innovation, and create inclusive public spaces that enhance and animate city life
The CSLA President’s Award will be given to Eha Naylor, a partner at Dillon Consulting where she leads the landscape architecture and environmental design practice nationally. She has earned numerous awards recognizing her expertise in environmental and site design for both public and private sectors.
The CSLA Recognition Awards honour the work and commitment of Canadians to the profession of landscape architecture. The awards will be given at the CSLA Gala to be held during the 2021 CSLA Congress in Ottawa, Ontario.